Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. At EIA you become part of a tightly knit team, working in a supportive environment, dedicated to fulfilling our vision of more flights to more places.
Need to Know
At Edmonton International Airport, we offer challenging, rewarding opportunities that allow employees to thrive in what they do. Our work culture is known for being open, collaborative and inclusive. We recognize that great work gets accomplished when spontaneous fun is involved, and we make an effort to celebrate successes and milestones whenever we can. We’re also big believers in the power of setting professional goals and encourage employees to do so on a regular basis. We always want to know how we can support our most valuable stakeholder and enhance the partnership that exists between managers and their employees.
We look for positive, energetic people to fill vacancies on our team who are not afraid to take on inevitable challenges. We also look for diversity among our applicants, including in backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and ways of working together. It’s this diverse community of people that allow us to shine and make better decisions that support our business plans.
You should also know that one of our core values is “invested in our talent”. We consider professional development, specialty training and career growth among our top priorities. To learn more about us, visit our website.
If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to work, see below for our latest hiring opportunity.
Is This Role for You?
Reporting to the Director, Supply Chain Management, this position will support primarily Edmonton Airports’ Strategic Business Units by providing expert P2P processes (procure-to-pay) of pertinent goods and services supporting the overall operation of the organization. This includes defining requirements in collaboration with Strategic Business Units towards achieving overall best value within the parameters of policy and regulation while meeting the needs of internal customers; working with Strategic Sourcing Specialists on procurement strategies that align to the best outcomes thus like pertinent RFX’s to support long term goals, and other related requirements; the Purchasing Specialist has strong cross-functional linkages to all SBUs. This position is an integral part of the Materials Management Department within the Supply Chain Management Group.
Day in The Life
The Purchasing Specialist is a “customer-centric” professional, able to interpret information and translate into expectations of the organization, meet concurrent deadlines, independently solve problems, prioritize requests, and handle multiple tasks efficiently. This role will also:
• Perform day-to-day expert P2P activities for all goods and services (inventory and non-inventory) for EIA’s maintenance and operational needs, thus like pertinent financial processes (reconcile POs against invoices and advise of discrepancies, etc.).
• Ensure successful execution of strategic sourcing strategies.
• Provide subject-matter expertise to the entire organization for information on parts, shipping, sources of supply, warranty, returns, etc.
• Establish and maintain communications with internal customers regarding fulfillment of requisitions.
• Coordinate with the Contracts Management team to on-board new suppliers in the ERP system.
• Maintain procurement records such as items purchased, costs, delivery, product quality and inventories.
• Liaise with end users to ensure needs are met, including working with the Strategic Sourcing Specialist on analyzing requests and assessing needs, recommending suitable product alternatives, quality and other terms and conditions for purchases.
• Work with SCM team members towards improving purchasing practices.
• Focus on developing the most effective relationships with key suppliers, to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery, and compliance to terms of contract.
• Support Warehouse Technicians with basic duties when needed (absences, etc.); e.g., unloads, unpacks, inspects, and transports, in the most efficient way. Some unloading may be required using a forklift (training will be provided).
• Working with the Strategic Sourcing Specialist to enforce pertinent agreements’ commercial terms and KPI’s, thus like suggest any pertinent changes in Minima and Maxima based on market analysis with relevant vendors to mitigate risk of shortages.
• Ensure internal customers are fully informed of and are in adherence with procurement policies and procedures.
• Assist in improving Procurement procedures and policy and ensure that they are followed.
• Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor
• Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management-related field.
• Completion of, or working towards, a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation or equivalent.
• Equivalent experience may be considered. Knowledge about Airport operations would be an asset.
• Experienced in P2P processes and familiar with RFXs processes, Procurement Law, and contracts for goods & services supply.
• Experienced in indirect procurement with direct involvement in preparation and negotiation of high value contracts is highly preferred.
• Experienced in Brokerage Services (import & export requirements & logistics)
• Working knowledge of digital contract organization and contract lifecycle management
• 5+ years of recent purchasing activity. 2+ years of experience in MRO goods and services (electrical, mechanical, automotive, airfield, etc.) would be considered an asset.